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Writers Workshops


Course #2018-102
Wednesdays Starting January 17 6:00 pm–9:00 pm running 8 weeks
Cost: $325 Instructor: Kaj Tanaka


Writers In The Schools-workshop space
1519 West Main
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Learn to write stories that pop, sparkle, and flash! Made popular by writers like Stuart Dybek, Lydia Davis, and Amy Hempel, flash stories are one of the newest and most exciting literary forms. Flash stories can be poetic, fantastic, realistic, experimental, tragic, comic, or anything in between. There’s only one rule: keep it short (1000 words or fewer). Learn how to create fully realized, complex narratives in a single page or two that compress, skip, hint, tease, surprise, and amaze. Writers of flash stories frequently find their longer work refreshed and inspired by practicing this form. See what it has to offer you!

About the instructor

KAJ TANAKA’S stories have been featured in Longform, selected for Wigleaf’s Best (Very) Short Fictions, and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He is the nonfiction editor for BULL Magazine. He is a PhD candidate in fiction at the UH Creative Writing Program and the recipient of an Inprint May Gibbs and Jesse H. Jones/M. D. Anderson Fellowship.

By registering for an Inprint Writers Workshop you are agreeing to Inprint’s registration policies. Remember to sign up for the waiting list if the workshop you would like to take is full. To see the full Winter 2018 workshop schedule click here.